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Jefferson Bar Association

The object and purpose of the Jefferson Bar Association is to assist and serve its members in the practice of law, promote the administration of justice, uphold the honor of the courts and the legal profession, promote the professional competency of attorneys through continuing legal education, increase public understanding of and respect for the law and encourage collegiality among its members.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
Free Professionalism CLE co-hosted by Pro Bono Project
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: Division N, 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  1:00-2:00 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour  Professionalism
Topic: "Professionalism & Self-Represented Litigants"
Speakers: Kathleen Legendre and Jesse George
Cost: Free
At this Professionalism Hour of CLE, The Project's Kathleen Legendre and Jesse George will discuss several topics relating to self-represented litigants including court-approved services, judicial efficiency, and community legal aid resources. Those interested in volunteering at the 24th JDC Self Help Resource Center will learn more about the process and how legal information is provided to visitors of the court’s center. Register directly through the Pro Bono Project HERE.
019 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 3-6, 2019
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
The agenda is available HERE.
For room reservations, book directly through Beau Rivage HERE
JBA Crawfish Boil
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Nativity Sacred Heart Center
870 Nativity Drive
​Biloxi, MS
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Join us for crawfish and networking! Open to all JBA Members, not just CLE by the Sea registrants.
JBA YLD 2nd Annual Crawfish Cook-Off
Date: April 14, 2019
Location: The Harbor Bar and Grill, 3024 17th St., Metairie, LA
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 (individual entry); $350.00 per team
Team Registration is open!
JBA YLD May Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Location: TBD
JBA May Luncheon
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Location: Impastato's Restaurant, Metairie, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird); $30.00 thereafter
Guest speaker is Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
JBA August Luncheon
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Location: Legacy Steak and Chop House, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird); $30.00 thereafter
JBA September Luncheon
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Location: TBD (Eastbank)
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird); $30.00 thereafter
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird); $30.00 thereafter
JBA Christmas Party 
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
2020 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $120.00 per person; $1,200.00 per table
2020 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 1-4, 2020
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS

Past Events

JBA YLD March Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:0 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Coffee with the Court hosted by the JBA YLD
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Location: Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 
 February Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Location: NOSH (New Orleans Social House), 752 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2019 Region 4 High School Mock Trial Competition
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Location: 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Attorneys are needed to volunteer to judge the students' performance during the competition. To volunteer, please register HERE. Morning and afternoon slots are available. Coffee, donuts, and boxed lunches will be provided to the volunteers. 
JBA February Luncheon and Candidate Forum
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird until February 4th); $30.00 thereafter
Join the JBA for a Judicial Candidates Forum featuring the Candidates for 24th JDC Division E: Frank Brindisi and Christy Howley.
Lunch includes a house salad with entree selection of your choice (Pork with Fig Glaze, Catfish Pecan, or Baby White Veal) and cheesecake.
Robing Ceremony
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Location:  Parish Council Chambers
200 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA
Time: 10:30 a.m.
All Members are invited for a robing ceremony honoring Judge Amanda Calogero, Jefferson Juvenile Court.
2019 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Location: Chateau Estates Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, LA
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $120.00 per person; $1,200.00 per table
JBA YLD December Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Location: Polo Club Lounge, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans
Time:       5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA Christmas Party 
Date: December 4, 2018
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
All JBA members are invited to attend the last JBA event of the year, the Annual JBA Christmas Party! There is a donation for charity raffle benefiting Boys and Girls Club and The Gretna Police Benevolent Association. Join us for food, drinks and raffle prizes. 
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: November 16, 2018
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 (early bird until November 12th); $30.00 thereafter
Lunch includes a house sald with cane vinaigrette; herb roasted chicken with beurre blanc, garlic mash and vegetables OR catfish pecan with meuniere sauce sweet mash and vegetables; and cheese cake with berry compote. Please register in advance to guarantee a spot. 
Free Technology Seminar: Re-Imagining the Practice of Law
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: 24th JDC, Div. D, Gretna, LA
Time: 1:00 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour 
 Join Judge Schlegel, Jon Gegenheimer and David Benton for a discussion about how technology can be used to enhance and improve the practice of law. RSVP by sending an Email to Elizabeth Memtsas at elizabethm@24jdc.us. 
JBA YLD November Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:0 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Mock Interview Program
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
The JBA YLD is partnerning with Tulane and Loyola Law Schools in a Mock Interview Program to be held at Loyola College of Law. We are in need of members to volunteer to be interviewers. Please sign up for at least one hour HERE
JBA YLD October Wine Down Wednesday & 2nd Annual Skeeball Tournament
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Location: Half Moon Bar, New Orleans
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
CLE Location: Second Parish Courthouse, Gretna
CLE Time: 9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
CLE: 3.0 Hours Total (including Ethics, Professionalism, & LPM)
LPM: Small, Medium & Large Firm Panel 
Ethics: Ethical Limits of Deception in Negotiation
Professionalism: Limited Appearances
Lunch Location: Tony Mandina's, 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, LA
Lunch Time: 12:00 p.m. (once the CLE ends)
Lunch Cost:  $10.00 for JBA Young Lawyers before October 8, 2018
$15.00 for JBA Young Lawyers after October 8, 2018
$25.00 for all other Attorneys before October 8, 2018
$30.00 for all other Attorneys after October 8, 2018
The CLE is FREE to all JBA Members who are up to date on their membership dues ($10.00 for non-members). Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. once the CLE concludes, and includes tea or soft drink, salad, chicken or veal entree, and dessert. Register online HERE
Sponsored by FindLaw
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at the 24th JDC
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Location: JBA Attorney Lounge at the 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the 24th Judicial District Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 
Robing Ceremony
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Location:  Parish Council Chambers
200 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA
Time:         10:30 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited for a robing ceremony honoring Judge John J. Molaison, Jr., Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.
JBA YLD September Wine Down Wednesday at Loft18
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Location: Loft18
3128 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division at Loft18. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). We have reserved 2 indoor golf stalls that will accommodate up to 20 people each. Please pre-register to receive priority for unlimited golf. 
JBA September Luncheon
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Location: Impastato's Restaurant, Metairie, LA
JBA YLD August Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Location:  Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). There will be a drawing for an LSBA CLE voucher. Bring your business card to be entered to win a $40 voucher for an LSBA CLE.
JBA August Luncheon and Judicial Candidate Forum
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Location: Cafe 615, Da Wabbit, 615 Keppler St., Gretna
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch until August 6th; $30.00 thereafter
JBA YLD Summer CLE and Social 
Date: July 25, 2018
Location: Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans
Time:  5:30-7:30 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour 
Topic: "Legislative Updates"
Speakers: Rep. Joe Marino, III and Rep. Walt Leger, III
Cost: Free to JBA YLD Members; $10.00 for all other attorneys

JBA YLD July Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: River Shack, 714 1st St., Gretna
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD June Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Location: Pearl Wine Co., New Orleans, LA
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD May Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Location: Winston's Patio and Pub, Metairie, LA
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA May Luncheon and CLE
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Location: Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon Restaurant, Metairie, LA             
Time: 12:00 p.m.
CLE:      1.0 Hour Professionalism (Not Ethics)
Topic: "Public Defense Update and What This Means for You"
Speaker:  Paul Fleming, Jefferson Parish Deputy District Defender
Cost:  Lunch (Early-Bird) $25.00 until May 7, 2018 ; $30.00 Thereafter
JBA YLD April Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Location: Winston's Patio and Pub, Metairie, LA
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Crawfish Cook-Off
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Location: The Harbor Bar and Grill, 3024 17th St., Metairie, LA
Team registration is open and the form is available HERE
2018 CLE by the Sea 
Date: April 11-14, 2018
Location:  The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, MS

JBA YLD March Wine Down Wednesday co-hosted with NOBA YLS
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Location: NOSH (New Orleans Social House), 752 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
This event is co-hosted with the New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at Jefferson Juvenile Court
Date: March 13, 2018
Location: Jefferson Juvenile Court, 1546 Gretna Blvd., Harvey, LA
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of Jefferson Juvenile Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Please enter the courthouse through the back entrance to avoid going through the metal detector.
JBA March Luncheon and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Candidates Forum
Date: March 9, 2018
Location: Cafe Hope at Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Dr., Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00